The Classes of 2026 and 2027 welcomed returning guest speaker Stephen Hill, founder of Speak Sobriety, to Prep’s gymnasium on November 15 as part of this year’s ongoing “PM in the AM” sessions, which explore various topics relevant to the formation of Jesuit high school students.

As a young person in recovery, Mr. Hill is a renowned national speaker on substance use prevention and mental health awareness with a truly inspiring comeback story that everyone must hear. He is also a bestselling author, recovery coach, and a fierce attorney advocating for people suffering from mental health and substance use disorders.

To date, he has presented to thousands of people from over 500 schools, drug free community coalitions, alliances, and organizations across the country.

Prep’s freshmen and sophomores started their day by gathering to listen to his personal tale of addiction to recovery and beyond, a road that began when he himself was a high school athlete. In sharing his experiences, Hill noted that these engagements were worthwhile if his story “helps just one person” every time he speaks.

The morning concluded with a Q&A session, and Mr. Hill remained on campus throughout the day so that students could meet him and ask any additional questions of their own.

We thank him for joining us at Grand & Warren.